The Center for Community Progress’ Land Bank Incubator Scholarship program supports local and state leaders in their efforts to launch new land banks, or retool and strengthen existing land banks, in pursuit of equitable recovery outcomes.


Land banks have the power to advance communities’ long-term goals of building healthy, inclusive, and resilient neighborhoods for all. As the national expert and hub for land banks across the country, Community Progress, in partnership with Arnold Ventures, created the Land Bank Incubator Scholarship Program (LBIS) to meet a critical need at a critical time. 

The Land Bank Incubator Scholarship Program aims to: 

  • Expand the number of land banks in states that already have state enabling land bank legislation 
  • Help local and/or state partners design and adopt new state enabling land bank legislation where no state law currently exists 
  • Help local and/or state partners reform and optimize their state’s existing enabling land bank legislation 

Six applicants were competitively selected to receive customized, high-impact technical assistance at no cost, from a team of national experts at Community Progress. Projects ranged from statewide legislative reform to assistance with local implementation and operational considerations. Learn more about the projects and success of the program below. 

Please note we are no longer accepting applications, as all scholarship resources have been awarded. If you are interested in the history of the program, a downloadable PDF of the Program Overview is available here. 


Any questions about the Land Bank Incubator Scholarship Program should be sent to tabdelazim@communityprogress.org. 

Please note we are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship opportunity, as all scholarship resources have been awarded. If you are interested in the history of the program, a downloadable PDF of the Program Overview is available here. 

This initiative is made possible by the generous support of Arnold Ventures.